London Olympics – Women’s Final

We have the final that most people predicted before the tournament.

Williams destroyed world number 1 Azarenka in the semi final. This week she has also beaten 2 former world number 1’s and a former number 2.

Sharapova has also been very impressive this week beating WTA legend Clijsters in straight sets and taking out an in form Kirilenko also in 2 sets.

Head to heads are 8-2 in Williams’ favour. She has won their last 7 matches. She won their most recent  match on grass which was at Wimbledon 2010. We have to go back to 2008 to find the last set that Sharapova took from Williams. I only see one winner here today.

If anyone can push Serena at all you have to think its Sharapova and the starting price of 1.22 is a little low. Grass is perhaps where Sharapova can get nearest to Williams but it has to be said that if Williams doesn’t collect gold it will be a huge shock.

 

In the Bronze Medal match Azarenka takes on Kirilenko. Head to heads are 2-2 but Aza has won their last 2 matches in straight sets.

Azarenka will want to show that she isn’t as toothless as Serena made her look yesterday but the starting price here is also too low. Kirilenko has been in inspired form this week although she was a little disappointing in the semi final. I expect Azarenka to take this but I won’t be involved at the start. You obviously have the option of laying from the start but I will wait for a higher price.

Azarenka to take the Bronze in 2 tight sets.

 

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